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Grants & Funding Opportunities

The Town of Leland actively seeks grants and other funding opportunities to fund various projects, procure specialty equipment, and provide funding for training. Grant funding allows the Town to go beyond the limits of our operational budget and provide a solution for evolving community problems. Thank you to the agencies for recognizing the needs of our Town.

Firefighter cutting car
2024 Firehouse Subs Safety Grant
Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation
Grant Awarded: 01/09/2024
Awarded Amount: $28,162

The Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation provides lifesaving equipment and required resources to first responders and public safety organizations to help them serve their communities and save lives. This funding will be used by the Town of Leland Fire/Rescue to purchase essential extrication equipment to save lives of people trapped in closed in quarters.  In an emergency, time and proper tools can make the difference between life and death.  Town of Leland Fire/Rescue would utilize this high performance equipment in dire situations.

Streamflow Rehabilitation Assistance Program (StRAP)
N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Grant Application Submitted: 01/12/2024

The Streamflow Rehabilitation Assistance Program (StRAP) provides grants to projects that help reduce flooding and restore streams across North Carolina. The program was created by the NC General Assembly, which approved $38 million in funding for StRAP in the budget appropriations bill for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. StRAP allocates money for projects that protect and restore the integrity of drainage infrastructure of North Carolina’s waterways.

The funding received from this program will assist tin the vegetative debris for Jackeys Creek from Highway 17 to Lanvale Road.




Hydro Flask
Hydro Flask
Parks for All
Grant Denial Notification: 07/26/2023

Access to parks and green spaces impacts our lives well beyond the moment outside. With an active outdoor life comes more confidence, resilience, adaptability, community, determination and purpose—benefits that enrich us as human beings and as a society.

Hydro Flask's Parks for All program provides high-performance insulated products that help people enjoy the things they love to do in the places they love to be.  If awarded Hydro Flask water bottles through this program, the Town of Leland would provide these to our Lend a Hand in Leland volunteers to support their participation and restoration efforts in our community.

Leland Fire/Rescue
2022 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program
Grant Denial Notification: 02/08/2023

Fire safety grants fund critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel, enhance efficiencies, and support community resilience. The Leland Fire/Rescue Department requested funding for 47 sets of dual-certified technical rescue gear. This gear would allow staff to operate safely while also wearing cooler gear on vehicle extractions and give them more protection than they currently have on other technical rescue operations. This dual-certified gear would also allow for a safer environment during wildland fire operations.

Kay Todd Road
Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program
U.S. Department of Transportation
Grant Denial Notification: 11/20/2023

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law or BIL, created the Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program  to provide early-stage development assistance for rural and tribal infrastructure projects. The Program will award grants for either the hiring of staff or the procurement of expert firms to provide financial, technical, and legal assistance; assistance with development phase activities; and information regarding innovative financing best practices and case studies.

The Town of Leland has applied for the Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program through the U.S. Department of Transportation for funding for design, development and permitting for Kay Todd Road Improvements Project. The Kay Todd Road Improvements project will provide a number of community health benefits, including better quality of life with a safer roadway free of potholes and hazards and walking paths to connect neighborhoods and rural residents that reside there.

Police Car
Community Grant Program
Grant Awarded: 10/02/2023
Awarded Amount: $2,500
Local Match Amount: $0

Walmart’s local community grants are awarded through an open application process and provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S.  There are eight areas of funding that Walmart supports.

  • Community and Economic Development: Improving local communities for the benefit of low-income individuals and families in the local service area
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering the building of relationships and understanding among diverse groups in the local service area
  • Education: Providing afterschool enrichment, tutoring or vocational training for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
  • Environmental Sustainability: Preventing waste, increasing recycling, or supporting other programs that work to improve the environment in the local service area
  • Health and Human Service: Providing medical screening, treatment, social services, or shelters for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
  • Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating: Providing Federal or charitable meals/snacks for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
  • Public Safety: Supporting public safety programs through training programs or equipment in the local service area
  • Quality of Life: Improving access to recreation, arts or cultural experiences for low-income individuals and families in the local service area

The Town of Leland will use these funds to provide police with the proper equipment needed to safely care for residents of Leland in an emergency situation.